The 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival will be running from March 30 to April 6. We’ve got three writers leading the preview coverage for Tone Madison—Mark Riechers, Grant Phipps, and Chris Lay. Grant is also covering the festival a bit for the madison film site LakeFrontRow. As in years past, previewing the festival means choking down a lot […]
Tetris has attained Monopoly-esque status as a standard bearer within the videogame canon, universally known by grandmas and disrespecting, Gameboy-ignorant youths alike. But the history of how the game escaped a Russian psychology-focused computing center via questionable legal channels and landed in a three-way corporate rights battle is anything but standard. The “illegal” black Tengen […]
Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon, Mark Riechers, and Chris Lay discuss differing takes on Madison’s newest and gaudiest movie theater, the Palace Cinema in Sun Prairie, and its much-ballyhooed recliners. Chris and Mark have written dueling pieces ripping and defending the amenity-laden theater.
David Wolinsky of the video-games oral-history site Don’t Die joins Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon and Mark Riechers to discuss the Games Learning Society, a UW-Madison research unit that explores the intersection of gaming and education. GLS’ founders recently announced that they will be leaving UW-Madison for new posts at the University of California-Irvine. Photo illustration […]